Uber sued for violating California laws

On December 9, 2014, the cities of Los Angeles, California and Uber's headquarter city of San Francisco sued the company, claiming that it had "refused to comply with straightforward California laws that protect consumers from fraud and harm", and that it made misleading statements about the background checks it performs on drivers and falsely charging a "Safe Rides Fee". San Francisco's city attorneys had previously settled out of court with the rideshare company Lyft over similar allegations.